Die Jahreszeit zw. 23. Sept. u. 22. Dez. auf der Nordhalbkugel u. zw. 21. März u. 21. Juni auf der Südhalbkugel.
ETYM Latin auctumnus, autumnus, perh. from a root av to satisfy one's self: cf. French automne. Related to Avarice.
1. The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, starting in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23.
2. In popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.
3. The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage.
4. The harvest or fruits of autumn.
1. A movement downward
2. A sudden decline in strength or number or importance; SYN. downfall.
3. A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
4. The season when the leaves fall from the trees; SYN. autumn.
5. (Sports) When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat; SYN. pin.
ETYM Old Eng. harvest, hervest, AS. haerfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, Dutch herfst, Old High Germ. herbist, German herbst, and prob. to Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit. Related to Carpet.
1. The consequence of an effort or activity.
2. The gathering of a ripened crop; SYN. harvesting, harvest home.
3. The season for gathering crops; SYN. harvest time.